A Heart Healthy journey
Monday, March 05, 2012
I am so proud of my husband. After he was discharged Fri night, he has begun his new journey on getting healthy. Our son drove in Fri to sit with me while DH underwent a cardiac catheterization. He spent the night with us before heading back to the coast.
I came up with idea of giving DS all of our "unhealthy" food. Usually, this is something I would pack up. But in the interest of time, I asked DH to do it (so I could get my fitness in). That wound up being the best decision I ever made! DH packed up the potato chips, sausages, and even his "secret stash" he had hidden in the garage. Supposedly so I wouldn't be tempted!
Mind you, none of these food items were mine...I am not even tempted by them. But I believe it was a good cleansing act for DH. Esp giving up his secret stash. Lil' Debbie is NOT your heart's friend! lol
Yesterday, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few items he thought he needed. I didn't really think we needed to...after all, we had just gone shopping a few days ago and I had stocked up on stuff for me. We bought some fresh produce, healthy snack items and whole wheat bread.
One of our friends who had visited during the hosp stay had mentioned shopping the perImeter wall. That is exactly where he shopped! And he was reading labels, educating himself on good nutrition. It really was the best 30 min we spent in the store. Maybe it WAS a good thing we didn't need anything else! This allowed him to shop and learn without the pressure of time!
I am so proud of him! I have high hopes that he will be successful and will lose weight in his journey. And hopefully, we'll enjoy another 30 years together!
Thanks to all you SP friends who sent messages during this ordeal. It was much appreciated! We have a great community and I am SO glad to be part of it! Spark on!